Lee Evans, Jonjo O'Neill and Meera Syal join the Pinter at the Pinter season

Lee Evans, Jonjo O'Neill and Meera Syal join the Pinter at the Pinter season

Posted On: Aug 28, 2018
By Parissima Darabiha
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    In what promises to be an exciting event within the Pinter at the Pinter season, Lee Evans will appear in the eclectic mixed bill Landscape / A Kind of Alaska alongside Meera Syal for 23 performances only.

    Lee Evans will perform the poignantly witty Monologue and a selection of Pinter’s most hilarious comedy sketches. Meera Syal joins Keith Allen and Tamsin Greig in A Kind of Alaska. They will also perform the sketch Apart From That.

    A multi-award-winning actor and comedian, Lee Evans last performed Pinter’s work in 2007 when he starred in The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios. He said:

    “Working with Harold Pinter was one of the most incredibly exciting experiences of my life. Of course, I found Harold to be, along with his incredible wife Antonia, two of the most generous, kind and considerate people one could ever wish to meet; a couple so desperately keen to pass on anything they could to encourage and help young actors and directors, no matter who, what or where you might be from. It didn’t matter to Harold - the most important thing to him was the work. Most of all, Harold loved it when his work allowed you, the performer, to shine. Thanks, Harold - my hero.”

    Landscape is a minimalist marvel: a woman is locked in a beautiful memory and her husband demands to be heard. In A Kind of Alaska, Deborah awakes from a twenty-nine-year sleep and is suspended between the conscious and unconscious worlds. In Monologue, a loner addresses an absent friend who disappeared many years ago.

    Clarence Derwent Award-winner Jonjo O’Neill (The Prudes, Unreachable) joins Paapa Essiedu, Kate O’Flynn, Sir Antony Sher and Maggie Steed in the explosive opening of the season - One For The Road/ New World Order/ Mountain Language/ Ashes to Ashes.

    He will appear in Mountain Language and The New World Order, as well as the first major revival of the sketch Press Conference, originally performed by Pinter himself, and the world premiere of The Pres and an Officer.

    Marking the 10th anniversary of the revered playwright’s death, Pinter at the Pinter features all of Harold Pinter’s short plays, alongside a selection of his poems and sketches. Book your tickets today!

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